Today I learned that:
Sunflowers are “allelopathic” — this means that they release substances inhibiting the growth of other plants. A “banana tree” is not actually a tree, because it doesn’t contain any woody stem. Technically, it’s a big herb! The word “canter” is a shortening of “Canterbury trot,” the less-than-galloping pace at which pilgrims [...]
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In November of 2010 California will try it again With Repeal of Prop 8 For the Golden Gate State Barbie could marry Midge and Not Ken
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ReMarker comments today on the death of Norman Borlaug:
Norman Borlaug, saver of lives, has died. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/09/13/norman-borlaug-dead_n_284886.html
And that reminds me that we haven’t for some time asked you to share information that you think we all need to know. So I’m asking:
Ho! What news?
Even at my relatively advanced age I manage to learn something new everyday. Today, for instance, I learned that yes, it is possible to stick one’s toes in one’s nose.
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Now that we’re smack-dab in the middle of the summer of 2009, we’re seeing the full media effect of the “silly season.” Newspapers are hashing and rehashing and re-rehashing the death of Michael Jackson, a figure most had forgotten, in no small part because it is a simple matter for a skeleton staff to dredge [...]